The Best Royal Caribbean Cruise For Babies And Toddlers


Choosing to Cruise With A Baby is a big deal, there are so many questions about how babies fit into family cruising and life onboard a ship, what about feeding my child, can babies go in the pool and so many more. Having done this ourself as a family many times I can tell you that as a family it worked for us. This post explores The Best Royal Caribbean Cruise For Babies and Toddler, because if your get that right the whole trip is a lot more enjoyable.

Symphony of the Seas - Aerials at night offshore Barcelona (Spain) on April 5, 2018 Symphony of the Seas - Royal Caribbean International
Symphony of the Seas
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The Best Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship For Babies And Toddlers

In a time when Cruise lines are climbing over themselves to cater for families with younger children, Royal Caribbean is doing this particularly well.

How Old Does A Baby Need To Be To Sail With Royal Caribbean

Babies sailing on a Royal Caribbean cruise must be at least 6 months old on the first day of the cruise vacation. For transatlantic, transpacific, Hawaii, select South American and other selected cruises, babies must be at least 12 months old as of the first day of the cruise/CruiseTour.

The Best Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship For Babies And Toddlers, Clubs And Nurseries

Stay And Play Sessions On Royal Caribbean Ships

From 6 months parent and tots can enjoy family time in Royal Babies (6-18 months) or Royal Tots (18-36 months) who offer interactive playgroup sessions including music, art, toys and also mini learning sessions. These activity based sessions are 45-minutes long and parents must accompany their child to the sessions.

Free-time play is offered daily, which allows parents and children to bond whilst playing with a variety of developmental toys.

Royal Tot Nursery Prices

Royal Babies & Tots Nursery

However the Royal Babies & Tots Nursery also allow you to leave your child. Although this service does come at an extra fee, children aged 6-36 months can be cared for by trained professionals at a ratio of one staff member to three children, while enjoying specially designed programs. Daytime and evening drop-off charges are $6 per hour per child from 9 am – 6 pm and $8 per hour per child from 6 pm – midnight.

Royal Caribbean Ships Who Offer The Royal Babies & Tots Nursery Drop Off

  • Allure of the Seas
  • Anthem of the Seas
  • Brilliance of the Seas
  • Enchantment of the Seas
  • Freedom of the Seas
  • Grandeur of the Seas
  • Harmony of the Seas
  • Independence of the Seas
  • Liberty of the Seas
  • Mariner of the Seas
  • Navigator of the Seas
  • Oasis of the Seas
  • Quantum of the Seas
  • Ovation of the Seas
  • Radiance of the Seas
  • Rhapsody of the Seas
  • Serenade of the Seas
  • Symphony of the Seas
  • Vision of the Seas
The ultimate guide to cruising babies clubs on Royal Caribbean including stay and plays and bookable nurseries

The Royal Tots Art Program

Additional to the play and stay sessions the Royal Tot Art program features unique developmentally-appropriate art activities. These are designed for parents and children to enjoy creative play sessions together.

Each 45-minute session, parents and their children enjoy story-time with an Adventure Ocean member, and then go on to use art products to create story related works of art. These sessions include exciting themes such a My Colourful World (introducing the concept of colours); Also featuring sessions such as let’s explore the sea, and also our big, big ship.

Facilities On Royal Caribbean Ships For Babies And Toddlers

Toy Loans On Royal Caribbean Ships

A good selection of age appropriate toys are available to families to loan during their cruise in the Toy Lending Program. This comprises of a collection of developmental toys created for infants and toddlers, ages 6 – 36 months. Parents can exchange toys for a new activity every day to prevent boredom and keep those little minds active.

Royal Caribbean Cruises kids clubs for toddlers

Can Babies Use The Pool On Royal Caribbean Ships

If you are looking for a Royal Caribbean ship which caters for babies and allows them in the pools? There are 5 ships who offer baby splash zones. CLICK HERE FOR THE LIST of all cruise lines. Rules on children in diapers in the pools are rigid, and although there are kiddies pools, babies must stick to the baby splash areas.

Royal Caribbean Ships With Baby And Toddler Splash Zones?

  • Allure of the Seas.
  • Anthem of the Seas.
  • Freedom of the Seas.
  • Independence of the Seas.
  • Liberty of the Seas
  • Oasis of the Seas.
  • Harmony of the Seas
  • Symphony of the Seas
  • Will also be on Wonder of the Seas

Getting Baby And Toddler Supplies Onboard RCC Ships With Babies 2 Go

Royal Caribbean offer a fantastic service where you can pre-order Huggies nappies, wipes, cream and also organic baby food, all delivered right to your stateroom, when you arrive and throughout your cruise. These cruise baby essentials are available for order online through Royal Caribbean’s Gifts & Gear section on the Royal Caribbean website.

Dining With Babies And Toddler On Royal Caribbean

Organic baby food can be pre ordered for your baby on Royal Caribbean, however we also found the restaurant staff very accommodating. Royal Caribbean also offers children’s menus and options in all their restaurants. Additionally we were also able to order portions of veg, fruit and rice in the restaurants making dining with a toddler very easy.

Check Out The Splashaway Café On Board Spectrum Of The Seas

Also this adorable area is made just for the kids. Ideally located near the kids’ pool area on deck 14 its the perfect, flip-flop-friendly spot for families to catch up and enjoy lunch in between adventures.

The ultimate guide to cruising with a baby on Royal Caribbean including stay and plays and bookable nurseries


  • Sarah Christie

    Sarah also writes for Mini Travellers Family Travel Blog and Extraordinary Chaos Craft and Lifestyle Blog. Both are award-winning blogs with a travel and family focus. She is married and has two boys, aged 18 and 22, who all love cruising as a family. Nothing is better than waking up every day in a new port with new and exciting things to explore. She aims to share how cruising as a family with young adults is the perfect choice for family travel. Her boys are sporty and love the activities, sports and dining options cruising offers. Sarah has worked with brands such as Walt Disney World, Mark Warner, Ikos Resort, Center Parcs, Laura Ashley, Belling and Next.

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